Click here for the 2020 Best of Orlando® Readers Poll ballot!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Marco Rubio tries to keep delegates in effort to stop Donald Trump

Posted By on Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 10:50 AM

click image PHOTO BY GAGE SKIDMORE VIA FLICKR

For everyone who thought U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio was done with the circus that’s become the 2016 presidential race, think again.

NBC News reports the junior Florida senator is asking 21 Republican state parties to stop from releasing the 172 delegates he won during his presidential campaign, which was suspended after the humiliating loss of his home state to Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. CNN reports the strategy is “designed to deny Trump from winning the nomination on the convention's first ballot and assist rival Ted Cruz.”



Rubio wrote a letter to the chairman of the Alaska Republican Party, saying “It is my desire at this time that the delegates allocated to me by your rules remain bound to vote for me on at least the first nominating ballot at the National Convention.”

Rubio’s aide told MSNBC that although Rubio is out of the race, he “wants to give voters a chance to stop Trump.”

The Republican presidential nominee needs to win 1,237 delegate before the Republican National Convention in July. 

Tags: , ,

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

May 27, 2020

View more issues

Calendar

© 2020 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation